archival original 4 film rolls (3,050 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Motion pictures (visual works)
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)---archival collection
Supplementary materials: Family biographical information
Percy Bernard Eckhart was born in 1877 in Lake Forest, Illinois and died in 1969 in Lake Placid, New York. He studied at the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School. He was a lawyer including being legal counsel for the Art Institute of Chicago, a prolific oil painter and supporter of the arts.
Donated by Wendy Williams in 2017
Footage of cruise visiting Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Activities depicted include cruise ship life; landscapes and harbors; monumental buildings and ruins, including interior shots; and folk reenactments, dances, and traditional dress. Street scenes provide glimpses of local people's daily activities not performed for tourists, including harvesting fish and farmers' markets. Filming locations as noted on film reels include: Iceland; Norway (Romsdalshorn, Lynsenset, Lapps, Trondheim, Åndalsnes, Merok, Stolkjarres, Svartisen, Oye, Stalheim, Bergen, Oslo, Visby); Finland (Helsingfors/Helsinki); Russia (Leningrad); Sweden (Stockholm); Denmark (Copenhagen); Germany (Berlin); Czech Republic (Prague, Frenstadt); Austria (Salzburg).
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD